Local Columbus Jazz Funk and Groovers, fo/mo/deep are back in action with a new album and several shows lined up for the Spring here in Columbus. The latest release is entitled “A Beautiful Bang”, and features a mix of 13 original and cover tunes done in the fo/mo/deep way. So far the album has received some nice pickup in Hartford and Atlanta and will continue to hit airways across the country and certainly here in Columbus. The new album will be available in June online at CD Baby, iTunes & Amazon, but you can get a sneak peak of the tracks from their website. A nice review of the album was done by TheUrbanFlux.com, indicating:
“A Beautiful Bang” embodies an assorted boutique of thirteen jams for the discerning ears of contemporary, urban, soul and smooth jazz lovers to taste, stir and savor with each spin. Out of the box, the groove begins with a tune pen by the dynamic duo Holmes and Newton on the uniquely titled “Jawjacka’.” This chart poppin’ groove opens with funky bass licks supplied by the versatile Ron Holmes, accompanied by the ensemble they pound away relentlessly too reinforce the upbeat rhythms accentuate their accessible and distinct sound.
Arguably funk wannabees have masqueraded around the funk jazz idiom for years impersonating, mirroring, and emulating this compulsive sound. However, fo/mo/deep meets and surpasses the criteria with their original and consistent voice. Once again, this fearless quintet delivers the goods with the impeccable “Martini Blues,” this piece is co-authored by the band compliments their collective voice and style displays their versatility.
You can check out the full review here: http://theurbanflux.com/2012/04/27/fomodeep-a-beautiful-bang-rhmedia-llc-fomodeep-2012-review/
The band performs live this Friday at Dick’s Den to perform some tracks off the new album and of course some tasty fo/mo/deep “classics” from their previous album Eclecticism. The band will perform at the Venue Lounge on May 26th.
Ron “FatKat” Holmes Jr. – bass
Kenneth “ Pounce ” Pouncey – percussion
Andre Scott – drums
Kevin Jones – keyboards
Keith Newton – sax and flute